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I’ve been reminded this week that everyone fights fear.
Everyone needs strength and courage. And some of us are afraid of spiders, heights, and storms, our most common fears involve our relationships. Things that can harm us or those we love. Things that might separate us from people we cherish.
Sure there are ways we can manage fear (you can read my tips in 14 Ways to Replace Fear with Strength and Courage – Part 1 & Part 2), but it will always be something we have to fight through this side of heaven.
We have to decide if we’re going to listen to God’s commands to “Be strong and courageous” or allow fear to control us.
Remember . . . the people you think are strong and fearless are just choosing to LIVE. Everyone is fighting a battle. Everyone fights fear.
I love this quote by Pastor Andy Stanley.
“Past boldness is no assurance of future boldness. Boldness demands continual reliance on God’s spirit.”
Each time God told someone to have courage He said His presence would be it’s source.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. Isaiah 41:13
“Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” Daniel 10:19
So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Matthew 10:31
“Don’t be afraid,” He (Jesus) said. “Take courage! I am here!” Mark 6:50
If God allows you to come face to face with your fear, He will be with you and give you courage. He will never ask something of you He is not willing to and able to give you.
So . . . Be bold. Take courage. Rely on the One who will give you exactly what you need.
“I am not afraid… I was born to do this.” ~Joan of Arc
Now it’s time to go…
This week I’d like to share
Stories of Courage and Strength
Please go over and visit Pastor Caleb Suko and his family at
The Suko Family – Serving Jesus in Ukraine.
Pastor Suko and his family recently returned to Odessa, Ukraine.
He shares truth about the dangers people are facing and important ways we can pray.
My friend, Joan Davis shares life’s beautiful moments of faith and life at The Beauty in His Grip.
She shares her journey from the past year in Courage to Trust.
Please go over and visit her, say hello, and be motivated by her words.
This week’s top pic is from my Quotes and Pics Page.
Cling to the Hand of the One who loves you and holds you securely.
How has God given you courage when you’ve needed it most?
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